Chloroquine Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum

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Section 1

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Plasmodium falciparum life cycle

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Mechanism of Chloroquine resistance

Within the last few decades, Chloroquine was considered the best and more widely used antimalarial drug due to its effectiveness and its reasonable cost. Unfortunately, the P. falciparum parasite developed resistance to chloroquine. These resistance was mostly observed in malaria-endemic countries.


[1] Hodgkin, J. and Partridge, F.A. "Caenorhabditis elegans meets microsporidia: the nematode killers from Paris." 2008. PLoS Biology 6:2634-2637.

Authored for BIOL 238 Microbiology, taught by Joan Slonczewski, 2015, Kenyon College.